Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey – Announcement

Posted on 10 Dec 2018

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a monkey hunting in Africa millions of years ago and trying not to get horribly murdered by the wildlife? Well, now you can experience that in game form thanks to Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey where you’ll play a hominid in Neogene Africa in a kind of multi-generational survival game. The game’s due out in 2019.


Official Press Release

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey Coming in 2019 from Private Division and Panache Digital Games

Experience humankind’s great journey through Neogene Africa an exhilarating new

exploration survival game from the original creative director of Assassin’s Creed

New York, NY – December 7, 2018 – Private Division and Panache Digital Games today announced that Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey will launch in calendar 2019, during Take-Two’s fiscal year 2020 (ending March 31, 2020) digitally on PC, PlayStation®4 system, and across the Xbox One family of devices, including Xbox One X. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is the debut title from Panache Digital Games, the independent development studio co-founded in 2014 by Patrice Désilets, original creative director of Assassin’s Creed.

In Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, players are challenged to survive and evolve in the harsh yet beautiful land of Africa spanning from 10 million to two million years ago. As hominids, players explore Neogene Africa, expand their territory, and evolve to advance their clan from one generation to the next in order to survive in this innovative take on the open world survival genre. The game and its mechanics rely on evolution, discovery, and survival as players traverse a variety of terrain and environments, encounter various predators, and learn new abilities to pass along to the next generation of their clan.

“We want to give an experience no player has ever lived before”, said Patrice Désilets, co-founder and creative director of Panache Digital Games. “Our small team will always seek to push the boundaries of what our medium is. The very early evolution of the humankind is an ambitious, truly immersive, and exclusive setting that will delight gamers of all types.”

“Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey stands out as a truly unique game that challenges players in unexpected ways,” said Michael Worosz, senior vice president and head of Private Division. “The

pedigree and creativity of Patrice and the team at Panache Digital Games will be on full display, and we look forward to players around the world experiencing a new take on the survival genre.”

Check out Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey in motion by watching a new vignettes compilation on YouTube now.

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey will be available in calendar 2019, during Take-Two’s fiscal year 2020 (ending March 31, 2020) digitally for PS4TM system, Xbox One, and PC. Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. For more information on Ancestors: The

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